And unfortunately, it's often not worth it in the end. Here's why I don't think long-distance relationships ever work out.
I know it sounds like I'm being needlessly maudlin – but look at it from a practical perspective. Sometimes it's a hassle to see your significant other when you live in the same city. Work, family, and friends can keep someone pretty busy. But that hassle is more than just annoying when you live in different cities.
What if you're having a bad day and you just want to see your partner? A laptop screen is nowhere near as comforting as a hug. Social media and technology and smartphones keep us more connected than any other generation. But there comes a point when a text just isn't enough.
Skype can't replace the feeling of holding someone's hand in yours. It's sad but true: a long-distance relationship isn't sustainable. Any couple can suffer through a few months of video chatting and emailing... if you know there's an end in sight. But a relationship that is going to be long distance indefinitely is doomed.
The physical distance in your relationship can create emotional distance as well. Feeling distant from someone – especially someone you love – isn't a foundation you can build a strong relationship on. If you can't physically be with someone whenever you want, it's hard to consider that a relationship. Read more on superheroyou.